The World Health Organisation’s Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has commended President Nana Akufo-Addo for his address to the nation announcing a partial lockdown in Accra and Kumasi.
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus described the part of President Akufo-Addo’s speech talking about his government being able to revive the country’s economy and not lives lost to COVID-19 as “a powerful message to the world”.
President Akufo-Addo in his fourth address announcing a partial lockdown to the nation on Friday 27th March said “We know how to bring the economy back to life. What we do not know is how to bring people back to life”.
The WHO Director-General who also described the President as his brother explained that President Nana Akufo-Addo’s “powerful” address will lead towards a “healthier, safer, fairer world.”
“Thank you for sending such a powerful message to the world, my brother
, President of #Ghana. Together, for a healthier, safer, fairer world! Together against #COVID19!” Dr. Ghebreyesus tweeted.
Other international media personalities such as UK’s Piers Morgan also commended the President for his speech which seemingly went down well with Ghanaians.